Dr Angelica Ly
Senior Lecturer

Dr Angelica Ly

  • Fellow, American Academy of Optometry, 2017
  • Doctor of philosophy (Vision Science), UNSW Sydney, Thesis title: Multimodal imaging in age-related macular degeneration, 2018
  • Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics, UNSW Sydney, 2014
  • Bachelor of Optometry (Honours class 1), UNSW Sydney, 2008
Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Angelica is an alumnus of UNSW and was awarded her PhD thesis on the Multimodal evaluation of macular structure and function in age-related macular degeneration at the Centre for Eye Health (2018). She was Lead Clinician (Macula) and Integrated Care Co-ordinator at the Centre for Eye Health from 2019 to 2021 and most recently joined the Brien Holden Vision Institute as Principal Research Optometrist (2021-2022).  

In the four years since her PhD, she has published 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has secured more than $500K in research funding.  She presents regularly at national and international conferences, and has also been engaged in teaching in the School of Optometry and Vision Science, contributing to a range of courses including Advanced Ocular Disease 1, Disease Processes of the Eye 2 and Therapeutics and the Posterior Eye, clinical placements for Clinical Ocular Therapy 5A/5B, final year research projects and HDR supervision.

Phone
61-2-9065 0720
Location
Room 3.059, Level 3 Rupert Myers Building (north wing) Gate 14 Barker St UNSW Sydney
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Cheung R; Ly A; Katalinic P; Coroneo MT; Chang A; Kalloniatis M; Madigan MC; Nivison-Smith L, 2022, 'Visualisation of peripheral retinal degenerations and anomalies with ocular imaging', Seminars in Ophthalmology, vol. 37, pp. 554 - 582, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08820538.2022.2039222
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ho S; Doig GS; Ly A, 2022, 'Attitudes of optometrists towards artificial intelligence for the diagnosis of retinal disease: A cross-sectional mail-out survey', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 42, pp. 1170 - 1179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.13034
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ho S; Kalloniatis M; Ly A, 2022, 'Clinical decision support in primary care for better diagnosis and management of retinal disease', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 105, pp. 562 - 572, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164622.2021.2008791
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kalloniatis M; Wang H; Katalinic P; Ly A; Apel W; Nivison-Smith L; Kalloniatis KF, 2022, 'Ocular ischaemia: signs, symptoms, and clinical considerations for primary eye care practitioners', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 105, pp. 117 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164622.2021.1999771
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ly A; Zangerl B; Kalloniatis M, 2022, 'Introduction of structured record keeping in age-related macular degeneration: a before and after study', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 105, pp. 754 - 760, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164622.2021.1971490
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nam J; Ly A; Kalloniatis M; Nivison-Smith L, 2022, 'Multispectral pattern recognition measures change in drusen area in age-related macular degeneration with high congruency to expert graders', Scientific Reports, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-11070-6
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wang E; Kalloniatis M; Ly A, 2022, 'Assessment of patient education materials for age-related macular degeneration', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 42, pp. 839 - 848, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12991
    Journal articles | 2021
    Khou V; Ly A; Moore L; Markoulli M; Kalloniatis M; Yapp M; Hennessy M; Zangerl B, 2021, 'Review of referrals reveal the impact of referral content on the triage and management of ophthalmology wait lists', BMJ Open, vol. 11, pp. e047246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047246
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tong J; Huang J; Khou V; Martin J; Kalloniatis M; Ly A, 2021, 'Topical Review: Assessment of Binocular Sensory Processes in Low Vision', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 98, pp. 310 - 325, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001672
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hart KM; Abbott C; Ly A; Kalff S; Lek JJ; Milston R; Page G; Robertson B; Ayton L, 2020, 'Optometry Australia's chairside reference for the diagnosis and management of age-related macular degeneration', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 103, pp. 254 - 264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12964
    Journal articles | 2020
    Huang J; Yapp M; Hennessy MP; Ly A; Masselos K; Agar A; Kalloniatis M; Zangerl B, 2020, 'Impact of referral refinement on management of glaucoma suspects in Australia', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 103, pp. 675 - 683, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.13030
    Journal articles | 2020
    Jagadeesh D; Philip K; Fedtke C; Jong M; Ly A; Sankaridurg P, 2020, 'Posterior segment conditions associated with myopia and high myopia', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 103, pp. 756 - 765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.13060
    Journal articles | 2020
    Long JC; Blakely B; Mahmoud Z; Ly A; Zangerl B; Kalloniatis M; Assaad N; Yapp M; Clay-Williams R; Braithwaite J, 2020, 'Evaluation of a hospital-based integrated model of eye care for diabetic retinopathy assessment: A multimethod study', BMJ Open, vol. 10, pp. e034699, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034699
    Journal articles | 2020
    Luu W; Kalloniatis M; Bartley E; Tu M; Dillon L; Zangerl B; Ly A, 2020, 'A holistic model of low vision care for improving vision-related quality of life', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 103, pp. 733 - 741, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.13054
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ly A; Wong E; Huang J; Yapp M; Masselos K; Hennessy M; Kalloniatis M; Zangerl B, 2020, 'Glaucoma community care: Does ongoing shared care work?', International Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 20, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.5470
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wang H; Ly A; Yapp M; Assaad N; Kalloniatis M, 2020, 'Multimodal imaging characteristics of congenital grouped hyper- and hypo-pigmented fundus lesions', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 103, pp. 641 - 647, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12984
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ly A, 2019, 'Atlas of Ocular Optical Coherence Tomography Fedra Hajizadeh (editor) Springer, 2018, 483 pages, RRP: $586.95', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 102, pp. 345 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12820
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ly A; Banh J; Luu P; Huang J; Yapp M; Zangerl B, 2019, 'Interocular asymmetry of the superonasal retinal nerve fibre layer thickness and blood vessel diameter in healthy subjects', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, pp. e0226728, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226728
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ly A; Phu J; Katalinic P; Kalloniatis M, 2019, 'An evidence-based approach to the routine use of optical coherence tomography', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 102, pp. 242 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12847
    Journal articles | 2018
    Chiang J; Yapp M; Ly A; Hennessy MP; Kalloniatis M; Zangerl B, 2018, 'Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Protrusion Associated with Tilted Optic Discs', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 95, pp. 239 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001179
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Assaad N; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Multispectral pattern recognition reveals a diversity of clinical signs in intermediate age-related macular degeneration', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 59, pp. 1790 - 1799, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.17-23076
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Zangerl B; Assaad N; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Advanced imaging for the diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration: a case vignettes study', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 101, pp. 243 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12607
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ly A; Yapp M; Nivison-Smith L; Assaad N; Hennessy M; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Developing prognostic biomarkers in intermediate age-related macular degeneration: their clinical use in predicting progression', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 101, pp. 172 - 181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12624
    Journal articles | 2018
    Nivison-Smith L; Milston R; Chiang J; Ly A; Assaad N; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Peripheral retinal findings in populations with macular disease are similar to healthy eyes', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 38, pp. 584 - 595, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12589
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Assaad N; Kalloniatis M, 2017, 'Fundus Autofluorescence in Age-related Macular Degeneration', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 94, pp. 246 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000997
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Hennessy M; Kalloniatis M, 2017, 'The advantages of intermediate-tier, inter-optometric referral of low risk pigmented lesions', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 37, pp. 661 - 668, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12413
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Zangerl B; Assaad N; Kalloniatis M, 2017, 'Self-reported optometric practise patterns in age-related macular degeneration', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 100, pp. 718 - 728, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12528
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Assaad N; Kalloniatis M, 2016, 'Infrared reflectance imaging in age-related macular degeneration', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 36, pp. 303 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12283
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Hennessy MP; Kalloniatis M, 2016, 'Collaborative care of non-urgent macular disease: a study of inter-optometric referrals', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 36, pp. 632 - 642, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12322
    Journal articles | 2015
    Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Hennessy M; Kalloniatis M, 2015, 'Pigmented lesions of the retinal pigment epithelium', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 92, pp. 844 - 857, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000640
  • Conference Papers | 2018
    Levenkova A; Sowmya A; Kalloniatis M; Ly A; Ho A, 2018, 'Lesion detection in ultra-wide field retinal images for diabetic retinopathy diagnosis', in Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, Houston, Texas, United States, presented at SPIE Medical Imaging 2018, Houston, Texas, United States, 10 February 2018 - 15 February 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2293434
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Zangerl B; Ly A; Hennessy MP; Agar A; Masselos K; Dance S; Yapp M; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Automated analysis of optic nerve head changes in patients with glaucoma', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, HI, Honolulu, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), HI, Honolulu, 29 April 2018 - 03 May 2018, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000442912506081&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Levenkova A; Sowmya A; Kalloniatis M; Ly A; Ho A, 2017, 'Automatic detection of diabetic retinopathy features in ultra-wide field retinal images', in Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, SPIE, Orlando, Florida, United States, presented at SPIE Medical Imaging, 2017, Orlando, Florida, United States, 13 February 2017 - 16 February 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2253980
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Yapp M; Kalloniatis M, 2017, 'Referral pathways for non-urgent macular disease', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, MD, Baltimore, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), MD, Baltimore, 07 May 2017 - 11 May 2017, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000432176304395&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Zangerl B; Kalloniatis M, 2016, 'Practice patterns in age-related macular degeneration (AMD)', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, WA, Seattle, Vol. 57, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), WA, Seattle, 01 May 2016 - 05 May 2016, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000394210203085&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

  • Optometry NSW/ACT International Women's Day Nominee, 2020
  • Australian government Research training program scholarship, 2017
  • Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Scholarship for postgraduate studies, 2014 - 2017
  • Australian government Postgraduate Award, 2014 - 2016

My research activities are focused on age-related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases in the areas of:

  • Advanced retinal image analysis
  • Patient outcomes and health care delivery
  • Clinical decision support systems

My current research projects and opportunities are entitled:

  • Clinical decision support for improving outcomes in macular disease via multimodal support (COMMS)
  • Attitudes and barriers to care in AMD (The ABCs of AMD) 
  • Social determinants of preventable vision loss

A listing of my previous publications can be found at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Angelica+Ly